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    Is a intel quad core much faster than a duo core 2 cpu>?

    Hi im looking to buy or build a new pc,seen the intel quad core cpus and also the core 2 duo,just wondering if the quad are much more faster for games etc or would a duo core 2 be plenty?

    thanks

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    well about 2 years ago people used to say that the games didnt make use of 4 cores so 2cores was just as good/better as you could overclock them more

    dunno how things stand now

    Not many games will make full use of a quad-core, but more and more things are becoming multi-threaded. Purely for games a faster dual-core is still the better option, but a decent quad-core might be the better all round purchase if you also do other things and multitask a lot.

    i7 is substantially faster than Core-2. i5 and i3 are going to be mainstream before long and will offer performance somewhere between the two..

    Good memory is more important IMHO.

    kjbenja;6163488

    Good memory is more important IMHO.



    Why? It helps for overclocking, but at stock speeds a bump in CPU speed has far more impact than a reduction in memory timings, and branded value-RAM is very stable at standard speeds these days.
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